Lyra Drake


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Smashwords book reviews by Lyra Drake

  • Hidden Talents on Nov. 05, 2012

    First, I really, really, really liked this book. It and it's sequel are one of those boos that I run back to read again and obsessively wait for the next sequel. I'm not entirely sure why this is the case, but it is nevertheless. I liked that the characters were weird, broken, and yet somehow still appealing. My only complaint is that this book feels like it fell out of a larger book. I'm very hopeful that the author will continue writing so that this is improved.
  • Minus Tide on Nov. 05, 2012

    As with the previous book, I very much enjoyed reading this story. I liked it so much that I swallowed it whole. The worst part of the whole thing was realizing that there wasn't more to read. I wanted to howl "Noooo!" when I realized that this was not only the end of the book, but also the last of the books that were published at the time I read it. I especially enjoyed watching Jin and Ken's relationship become more complex and grounded, even while portraying the characters as having Serious Issues. The only thing I'm worried about about how a certain someone is going to be portrayed in future books. It's incredibly common for victims of abuse to aquiesce to and be caught in their own abuse. In fiction, it is often popular to portray these people poorly for having given in when they are simply experiencing a very natural survival mechanism. However, I have hope that the situation will be handled well, showing weakness, strength, anger, and compassion.. I look forward to reading the next book.